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Instinct (2003)

Original title: Instinkt

Animation Duration 10:00

A film about what happens when the Maker loses controle over his creation and it starts to obay it's own will. Highly reccommended for close attention to everyone involved in cloning, AI creation and otherwise witty people.

Director: Rao Heidmets

Keywords: abstractionism | selfishness | coming to life | esiasukad | predestination | soul | god | catastrophy | passion | devil | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Color color
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue English, Estonian
Duration 10:00


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Rao Heidmets
Screenwriter Rao Heidmets
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees
Production Desinger Navitrolla
Animator Triin Sarapik | Märt Kivi | Andres Tenusaar | Pärtel Tall | Leo Lätti
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Rao Heidmets | Urmas Jõemees

First releases

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  • in cinema: 29.05.2003, Cinema Kosmos, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 26.07.2003, International Amateur Film Festival of Kelibia, Tunisia
  • released on DVD: 2007, Estonian Puppet Animation: Having Soul. Volume 3, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films (Egipt), 2003, Best Animation Film
  • Award, GREEN VISION - International Environmental Film Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2003, Award for the most original interpretation of environmental problems
  • Award, KROK - International Animated Film Festival (Ukraine), 2003, Special Prize of Critics; Special Jury Prize

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm